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The gang goes on a trip to check on Velma's younger sister, Madelyn. She's been studying stage magic at the Whirlen Merlin Magic Academy, where apparently there have been sightings of a giant griffin. The gang decides to investigate.
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The gang's vacation to Paris takes a wrong turn when Scooby and Shaggy miss their flight and end up on a skydiving expedition in the Himalayas. To make matters worse, upon arrival they must outrun the Abominable Snowmonster.
After being tired of always monster hunting, the gang decides to go on a vacation free of any spooky stuff and hopefully mysteries. They go to the Little Bat village for the Vampire Festival and for the author of some Vampire books Velma enjoys. The author ends up being the oldest living Van Helsing relative and isn't well off financially. He shows the gang around his vampire museum which contains the oldest 'living' vampire Valdronya; who is encased in a coffin with a 6" thick glass lid. After-wards the gang goes to see a performance by a group of actors that believe themselves to be real vampires and live as such; they accidentally awaken Valdronya during their show with a mystic chant. Now there is a real live vampire running amok and what's worse is he wants Daphne to be his vampire bride. This movie is in a musical style. Written by
The whole concept of going to a Vampire Festival to get a break form monsters only to find monsters is classic Scooby Doo thinking.
Need a vacation from all the scary monster stuff? Then go to a monster festival, makes total sense...and fits brilliantly into the philosophy of the Scooby gang....sometimes you wonder if they don't do things like this just to torture Shaggy and Scooby.
It fits extremely well into the Scooby world, even down to the humor involved.
And the parody of the vampire story fad, is, of course, the only reason this installment was made. It brings the movies back to the Rice/King parodies in Zombie Island and Witch's Ghost...
...and the twist is fun...unfortunately that's where it dies and continues just long enough to turn what was potential into yet another lackluster conclusion.
It came VERY close to being one of the most solid Scooby Doo movies in the catalogue though. Certainly worth a purchase.
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